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The Flexible Neurotic is the edgy midlife podcast normalizing and inspiring self-reinvention in the second half of life, the “midlife remix”. It is an inside listen to experts in all areas of midlife including mental health, vaginal & sexual health (menopause), plastic surgery & skincare, nutrition, midlife career pivots, aging parents, and parenting teens. With expertise, information and sass, the podcast is hosted by Dr. Sarah Milken. She is known as the "Flexible Neurotic,” for her ability to help find the sweet spot between neurotic and chill. Relax, sit back, and let the Flexible Neurotic ask all the burning questions for you.

The Flexible Neurotic Dr. Sarah Milken

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    • 4.9 • 311 Ratings

The Flexible Neurotic is the edgy midlife podcast normalizing and inspiring self-reinvention in the second half of life, the “midlife remix”. It is an inside listen to experts in all areas of midlife including mental health, vaginal & sexual health (menopause), plastic surgery & skincare, nutrition, midlife career pivots, aging parents, and parenting teens. With expertise, information and sass, the podcast is hosted by Dr. Sarah Milken. She is known as the "Flexible Neurotic,” for her ability to help find the sweet spot between neurotic and chill. Relax, sit back, and let the Flexible Neurotic ask all the burning questions for you.

    Big Feelings… Real Tools

    Big Feelings… Real Tools

    EP 115: Parenting hormonal teens while battling hormones yourself?! Me too! You are not alone there and according to parenting expert Dr. Lisa Damour there are some tools in teaching them to navigate “big feelings”, while maintaining you are own sense of equilibrium, as a parent. Honestly, this was an amazing reminder for myself and I know that so many of you parents will be able to relate. Let’s face it, on top of working a career or being a “stay at home mom” or quasi or full “empty nester and mid-lifing, it’s also our job to set our kids up for emotional success by giving them the tools for self expression and emotional regulation. These are the tools they will carry with them their whole lives and Dr. Lisa is here to break it down for us. 
    This week we are doing another quick golden nugget mini-sode excerpt from The Flexible Neurotic Archive. This conversation was with Dr. Lisa Damour, a recognized thought leader by the American Psychological Association. She’s a best selling author, speaker and host of the podcast, Ask Lisa: The Psychology of Parenting. This conversation is always a good one to come back to on parenting teens and helping them manage their emotions, while we manage our own. 
    Check out this minisode, then dive into the full episode, where we get into so much more on parenting, the teenage hormonal stew, and building strong connections with your kids. “Midlife Parents Managing The Teenage Buffet Of “Big Feelings”... Real Tools!”
    Looking forward to connecting with you! Here are some ways to connect with me!
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC SHOW NOTES: https://www.theflexibleneurotic.com/episodes/115
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/theflexibleneurotic/ 
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC WEBSITE: https://www.theflexibleneurotic.com/ 
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC EMAIL: sarah@theflexibleneurotic.com

    • 13 min
    Reverse Cellular Aging In A Bottle

    Reverse Cellular Aging In A Bottle

    EP 114: One pill to help reverse cellular aging? Duh! Sign me up. Ready to sleep better, feel better, reduce inflammation, have thicker hair and a million other things? I know the obvious answer is yes… but there’s more. Are you sick of taking a million supplements in the morning and wondering why we haven’t just created one magic supplement with so much that we need? Then this episode is definitely for you! I know you’ve heard of omega 3, fatty acids and fish oil, but let me introduce to you C15:0 the supplement you never knew you needed. I know what you're thinking… sign me the f**k up. According to Fatty15 and several research studies, this supplement “reverses cellular aging to deliver whole body and mind health. C15:0 is the first essential fatty acid to be discovered since the omegas—over 90 years ago. Fatty15 contains a pure, award-winning, C15:0 powder called FA15™.”
    Join me, Dr. Sarah Milken in a super important super nerd conversation called Reverse Cellular Aging In A Bottle. My guest, Stephanie Venn-Watson is one of the masterminds behind this magic supplement becoming available to the everyday person. Wait until you hear how her discovery from dolphins is taking human longevity and health by storm. We get into all of it…details, ladies! Long story short, it’s a supplement that is taking the health and wellness world by storm… you need to know about it, so tune into the episode and thank me later. 
    Show highlights 
    Fatty15 reverses cellular aging to deliver whole body and mind health C15:0 is the first essential fatty acid to be discovered since the omegas—over 90 years ago. Fatty15 contains a pure, award-winning, C15:0 powder called FA15™ Studying dolphins leads to a huge breakthroughs for humans  What is C15:0? Better sleep, less inflammation improved mood, sign me up Longevity  Exercise benefits you never heard about  How to reduce midlife hair loss Our cells communicate with each other  Why there is no such thing as “failure” Life plans are unexpected THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC SHOW NOTES: https://www.theflexibleneurotic.com/episodes/114
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/theflexibleneurotic/ 
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC WEBSITE: https://www.theflexibleneurotic.com/ 
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC EMAIL: sarah@theflexibleneurotic.com

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Mixing East & West In Midlife

    Mixing East & West In Midlife

    EP 113: Plant Medicine, eastern & western approaches to mental health and the power of your intuition… Dr. Ellen Vora discusses the importance of understanding the vast options available to us in midlife for our health and wellness needs. Today we are talking about plant medicine and Dr. Vora’s specific and holistic approach to taking care of your mental health in today’s developing world of medicine and lifestyle which is not a one size fit’s all deal. 
    This week we are doing another quick golden nugget mini-sode excerpt from my past conversation with board-certified psychiatrist and holistic mental health care specialist, Dr. Ellen Vora. This conversation is such a good reminder about navigating the world of wellness in a time where we are seeing new options pop up everyday. We discuss the differences amongst western and eastern medicine & holistic medicine and how to know which option is the best for YOU. Remember, we are all different and all have different needs, midlife is about understanding your needs and choosing a path that suits you. Trust me, you won’t want to miss this episode, thank me later!
    Enjoy this minisode, then dive into the full episode, where we get into so much more on different types of plant medicines, midlife health practices and Dr. Vora’s personal experiences. Plant Medicines, Sleep & Gut Tools… Finding Your Midlife Flow
    Looking forward to connecting with you! Here are some ways to connect with me!
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC SHOW NOTES: https://www.theflexibleneurotic.com/episodes/113
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/theflexibleneurotic/ 
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC WEBSITE: https://www.theflexibleneurotic.com/ 
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC EMAIL: sarah@theflexibleneurotic.com 
     

    • 14 min
    Lift Heavy Sh**t in Midlife

    Lift Heavy Sh**t in Midlife

    Lift “heavy s**t in midlife” is the name of the game! You know I call them the “dumb and necessary weights”. We keep hearing we have to lift weight in midlife for our brains, body and health. You want to hear exactly the how, why and what from an orthopedic surgeon and longevity specialist? You want to hear exactly how much weight and how many reps? Duh! Met too. Today’s guest says she’s heard every excuse in the book and there is nothing that should stop you from getting informed and knowing that you are worth the daily investment in your health. She has all the information you never even knew you needed. If you want to know what the data says about aging and a cheat sheet on what to do, then this episode is for you!
    Join me, Dr. Sarah Milken in an educational conversation called Lift Heavy S**t in Midlife. My guest, Dr. Vonda Wright, is a double-board certified orthopedic surgeon and an internationally recognized authority on active aging, longevity, mobility and all the things we care about in midlife. She is a sought after speaker and five times bestselling author and her information is so critical for midlife women. Today we are talking about midlife self-agency, maintaining independence as we get older, weights, nutrition and more. 
    Looking forward to connecting with you! Here are some ways to connect with me!
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC SHOW NOTES: https://www.theflexibleneurotic.com/episodes/112
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/theflexibleneurotic/ 
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC WEBSITE: https://www.theflexibleneurotic.com/ 
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC EMAIL: sarah@theflexibleneurotic.com 
     

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Finding Me Again, True Story!

    Finding Me Again, True Story!

    EP 111: Midlife fantasy or real life? A bad case of the “midlife itchies” at 44 which ended up being a huge turning point for this guest. She was post-divorce, filing for bankruptcy  and trying to find her inner fuel and passion again in midlife, despite her father dying, her dog dying, living in a tiny apartment with two teenagers, and having a quick romance that ended up leaving her wanting more. Long story short, she met an astrologist who made her believe in all the midlife woo-woo and started her midlife journey that led her to Paris… which for this guest, at the time was about finding every man in Paris born on November 2, 1968 because he just might be her long lost true love. So, in a true “I am going to save myself” fashion, my guest went off to Paris to look for any guy born on November 2, 1968. This was the date the astrologer gave her. She started this man search on a new instagram account and traveled blindly into the unknown of Paris to “find herself”. I mean, wow… true midlife magic. 
    Might have peaked your interest…
    Join me, Dr. Sarah Milken in an inspiring and heartfelt conversation called Finding Me Again, True Story! My guest Natasha Sizlo is a best selling author, writer, real-estate agent for The Agency (she can be seen on Buying Beverly Hills TV show) and overall master of the midlife remix. She wrote the best selling book All Signs Point To Paris, A Memoir of Love, Loss and Destiny, which is a true story of her search for a second chance at love, and a midlife adventure prompted by an astrology reading. In this episode, we are getting into self-love, self-responsibility, the importance of creating community and the magic that happens along the way. 

    Looking forward to connecting with you! Here are some ways to connect with me!
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC SHOW NOTES: https://www.theflexibleneurotic.com/episodes/111
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/theflexibleneurotic/ 
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC WEBSITE: https://www.theflexibleneurotic.com/ 
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC EMAIL: sarah@theflexibleneurotic.com 
     

    • 53 min
    Bobbi Brown’s “Everyday Midlife”, Your Way!

    Bobbi Brown’s “Everyday Midlife”, Your Way!

    EP 110: Make-up artist guru and entrepreneur extraordinaire known for Bobby Brown Cosmetics and Jones Road Beauty, Bobbi Brown, shares her secrets for living your “best everyday midlife”. 
    This week we are doing another quick golden nugget mini-sode excerpt from my past conversation with beauty entrepreneur and fellow midlifer, Bobbi Brown. This conversation is such a good reminder about midlife being “hard and good”, choosing your hard and being fearless along the way. Trust me, you won’t want to miss this episode, thank me later!
    Enjoy this 11 minute minisode, then dive into the full episode, where we get into so much more on health, wellness and parenting. Everyday Midlife - With Bobbi Brown
    Some Highlights: 
    Overcoming limiting beliefs 
    Life is work 
    Relationships are also work!
    Being fearless and never saying “I can’t”
    If you don’t know how to do something ask for help
    Choosing your “hard” 
    Looking forward to connecting with you! Here are some ways to connect with me!
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC SHOW NOTES: https://www.theflexibleneurotic.com/episodes/110
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/theflexibleneurotic/ 
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC WEBSITE: https://www.theflexibleneurotic.com/ 
    THE FLEXIBLE NEUROTIC EMAIL: sarah@theflexibleneurotic.com 
     

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
311 Ratings

311 Ratings

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Great Podcast!

I love each and every podcast. They are so informative and cover a wide range of topics. I also love the injected humor and how real and down to earth you are!

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Midlife Magic, Love this Podcast

This podcast hits close to home. Very relatable and entertaining.

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Salt of the earth in the exact time we need it

Humor helps us all make our way through this zany time of life and Sarah deals it out in spades. Down to earth and research-based, she shares info that changes lives, and she even comes around with reminders because, ya know, midlife brains be like that.

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